Video

Watch the Video for Swaziland’s Tendaness’ Hit ‘Jika’ Featuring Bholoja and LO

Watch the video for "Jika."

Swazi DJ and producer Tendaness just released the visuals to his smash hit "Jika," which features singers Bholoja and LO.

Keep reading... Show less
Video

Nasty C’s Freestyle On Tim Westwood’s Crib Session Is One For The Books

Watch Nasty C obliterate two beats on Tim Westwood's Crib Session.

South African rapper Nasty C is one of the best doing it right about now. In his short career, the 22-year-old has managed to spit some of the most memorable lines and verses in South African hip-hop.

Keep reading... Show less
Video
Sjava. Photo by Sabelo MKhabela.

Sjava, Saudi & Emtee Pay Homage To Their Humble Beginnings In The Video For ‘Abangani’

Sjava just released a new single and video titled 'Abangani.'

South African singer and rapper Sjava's fans have been hounding him for new music. The artist hasn't released a new song since appearing on the Black Panther Album earlier this year.

His latest single, titled "Abangani," features his label mates and frequent collaborators Saudi and Emtee, who are also the founders of ATM (African Trap Movement).

On the song, Sjava sends gratitude to his friends, who have saved and bailed him out many times. So do Saudi and Emtee.

Read: Sjava Says Future and Young Thug's Music Has Zulu Melodies, And He's Right

"Abangani" is a quintessential ATM song, it's inspirational and combines modern and South African traditional vocals styles.

In the song's video, Sjava spends time in a taxi rank, a place that he was familiar with growing up, as his mother used to sell food there. This is Sjava saying (without actually saying) that his life has come full circle. He is a successful artist with a gold-selling and critically acclaimed album, Isina Muva (2016), under his belt, but he will never forget where he comes from.

Some of the people who appear on the video speak on what type of person Sjava used to be while he still frequented the taxi rank. Heartwarming. <3

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.